24    Aug 20131 comment

Boston: A visit to the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Our chief genealogist Daniel Horowitz was recently in Boston, Massachusetts for the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies’ 33rd conference. While there, he visited the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), at 101 Newbury St.

Daniel met with NEHGS chief genealogist David Allen Lambert, who provided a wonderful and complete tour of the building, including some backstage areas. Here's Daniel's report of his visit.

Two Chief Genealogists together: David Allen Lambert, NEHGS (left) and Daniel Horowitz, MyHeritage (right)

It was great to meet with another Chief Genealogist!

As visitors enter the building, its wonderful architecture is apparent. David explained that the original three-floor building (now eight floors) was a bank and that they kept the original design, including the vault, where some NEHGS records are stored.

This is the second genealogical society that I've seen housed in a bank facility. Two years ago, I visited the Genealogical Society of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, where their facility is also a former bank.

The NEHGS, as a historical society, has a good collection of portraits and historical artifacts from Boston,  the New England region and other US locations, including such objects as John Hancock’s chair. Continue reading "Boston: A visit to the New England Historic Genealogical Society" »

30    Oct 20110 comments

Genealogy News: North America – 30 October 2011

Happy Birthday to the Statue of Liberty, who doesn't look a day over 125! And, in the same general location, Ellis Island has opened the Peopling of America Center.

A major map library has moved into state-of-the-art quarters and the largest collection of Hispanic American newspapers is now online.

In celebration of Halloween or Dia de los Muertos - take your pick - the Genealogy Canada blog will post an updated list of  websites and blogs for Canadian obituaries tomorrow. If you are searching family north of the border, your elusive ancestors may be among records on those websites.

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29    Sep 20110 comments

Links We Like: September 2011 edition

This edition of interesting resources for Links We Like includes archival material suppliers, Canadian research sites, Google+, historic newspapers, and a way to stay in touch for eternity.

The New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) posted two articles on preservation of family history resources on its blog at AmericanAncestors.com.

Readers might wonder why I seem to focus on preservation issues. After years of living in two US states plagued by earthquakes, fires, mud slides or hurricanes and flooding, I tend to be somewhat protective of my research.

Could those precious photos be replaced? Would I have the time to once again reconstruct years of work?

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